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H-1B filing season is over, but that doesn’t mean the work is done. Last year, CIS rolled out an unprecedented number of RFEs challenging occupational specialization. Last year, computer programmers at level 1 wages were targeted for RFEs claiming that the job entry level computer programmer didn’t meet the H-1B specialization requirement that a candidate…

Filing season for the H-1B cap has come and passed. That means this season’s first round of RFEs is on its way. Last year, we saw a spike in Specialty Occupation RFEs that questioned whether a job qualified for H-1B eligibility. For a job to meet H-1B specialization requirements, it must fit the definition of…

Filing season has come and passed, and now it’s time to play the waiting game. Over the past few years, we saw a climb in RFE prevalence leading up to last years spike. That means, if you, or your employee or client filed on time and made the H-1B lottery, there’s a high chance your…

TODAY MONDAY APRIL 2nd filing season for H-1B visa petitions officially opens. USCIS will continue to accept petitions until the cap of 65,000 visas plus an additional 20,000 for candidates with masters degrees or higher is filled, or for at least five business days. For the past few years, the cap has been met before…

The H-1B visa is the most competitive US work visa and the H-1B cap for FY 2019 opens in just a few weeks. This year, USCIS opens its doors to H-1B petitions on Monday, April 2nd and is projected to exceed the cap of 65,000 visas plus an additional 20,000 for candidates with masters degrees…

Last year, CIS came down hard on computer programmers earning level 1 wages. The reasoning was that because some employers hire entry level programmers with only a US associate’s degree as a minimum requirement, the job didn’t meet H1B specialization requirements. The H1B visa is for jobs that require a minimum of a US bachelors…

Going into the upcoming H1B season, it’s important to understand the approach CIS takes to determine visa eligibility. This will help you build a strong case for why your employee or client should get one of the 65,000 H1B visas, or additional 20,000 H1B visas for beneficiaries with Masters degrees or higher. To understand how…

If you or your client or employee has a degree from outside of the United States, or a degree that is generalized, incomplete, or doesn’t exactly match the specialty occupation, you need to submit a credential evaluation with the H1B petition to prove that the beneficiary meets H1B educational requirements. However, not all evaluations will…

April 1st is coming up fast, and it’s time to organize those H1B petitions. Before you begin the filing process, it’s important to know for certain that the candidate and the job meet H1B eligibility requirements. H1B requirements state that the job must require a minimum of a US bachelors degree or higher or its…

For the first time in years, the number of H1B petitions filed for FY 2018 in April 2017 dropped. 199,000 petitions came in, down from 236,000 for FY 2017 in April 2016. However, this number still far exceeds the annual cap of 65,000 H1B visas and an additional 20,000 for beneficiaries with US Masters degrees…

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